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  • Race and Nationby Paul Spickard

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    Race and Nation is the first book to compare the racial and ethnic systems that have developed around the world. It is the creation of nineteen scholars who are experts on locations as far-flung as China, Jamaica, Eritrea, Brazil, Germany, Punjab, and South Africa. The contributing historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists,... more...

  • Deadly Developmentsby Stephen and Downs Reyna

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Ten anthropologists trace the machinations of war and the effects of violence in capitalist states, from their formation to the present. This collection, the newest volume in the War and Society series, questions the foundations of classical social theory while investigating local and international conflict through the critical and cross-cultural lens... more...

  • Enemy Linesby Margaret Trawick

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Enemy Lines captures the extraordinary story of boys and girls coming of age during a civil war. Margaret Trawick lived and worked in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka, where thousands of youths have been recruited into the Sri Lankan armed resistance movement known as the Tamil Tigers. This compelling account of her experiences is a powerful exploration... more...

  • Public Policy and Ethnicityby Dr Elizabeth Rata; Professor Roger Openshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    Has ethnicity become institutionalized as a political category? Drawing on international studies, including New Zealand, the book shows that this process of public policymaking creates artificial divisions that can become permanent and detrimental as well as being at odds with the social fluidity of modern societies. Preface by Jonathan Friedman. more...

  • The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindiansby Richard J. Chacon; David H. Dye

    Springer US 2007; US$ 44.95

    This edited volume mainly focuses on the practice of taking and displaying various body parts as trophies in both North and South America. The editors and contributors (which include Native Peoples from both continents) examine the evidence and causes of Amerindian trophy taking. Additionally, they present objectively and discuss dispassionately the... more...

  • Neighbors and Strangersby William R. Polk

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    How important are foreign affairs in the grand scheme of civilization? Do defenses against the invasion of strangers influence the evolution of culture? Drawing on decades of experience in government as well as in the academy, William R. Polk offers a uniquely informed, comprehensive view of foreign relations. Bridging academic disciplines he treats... more...

  • Anthropologists and Indians in the New Southby Rachel Bonney; Patricia Barker Lerch; J. Anthony Paredes; Lisa J. Lefler; Raymond D. Fogelson; Janet E. Levy; Max E. White; Susan S. Stans; George Roth; Allan Burns; Penny Jessel; Emanuel J. Drechsel; Michael H. Logan; Stephen D. Ousley; Kendall Blanchard; Clara Sue Kidwell; Billy Cypress; Larry Haikey; Karen I. Blu

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2002 An important collection of essays that looks at the changing relationships between anthropologists and Indians at the turn of the millennium. Southern Indians have experienced much change in the last half of the 20th century. In rapid succession since World War II, they have passed through the testing... more...

  • Interkulturelles Trainingby Christel Kumbruck; Wibke Derboven

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 54.99

    Interkulturelle Zusammenarbeit in 5 Schritten, jetzt in der zweiten Auflage! - In einer Welt mit global operierenden Unternehmen und multikulturellen Gesellschaften hat die Fähigkeit, mit Mitarbeitern und Kollegen aus anderen Kulturen erfolgreich zu kommunizieren, existentielle Bedeutung. Diese ?interkulturelle Kompetenz" ist erlernbar und vermittelbar.... more...

  • Anthropologists in Armsby Jr. George R. Lucas

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    Anthropologists in Arms traces the troubled history of social scientists' collaboration with national military, security, and intelligence organizations and analyzes the moral and ethical debates provoked by the rise of 'military anthropology'?particularly the practice of embedding anthropologists with combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...

  • Culture in Chaosby Stephen C. Lubkemann

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Fought in the wake of a decade of armed struggle against colonialism, the Mozambican civil war lasted from 1977 to 1992, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives while displacing millions more. As conflicts across the globe span decades and generations, Stephen C. Lubkemann suggests that we need a fresh perspective on war when it becomes the context... more...